Low-Impact Development (LID)

Stormwater carries sediment and water-borne pollutants into our lakes and streams, lowering the water quality. Low-impact design reduces the environmental impacts of a built or disturbed area by reducing the amount stormwater leaving the development site. Some LID design components can be complicated and expensive, while others are easy and cheap enough for homeowners to implement themselves. Large-scale LID projects can have a big impact, but smaller scale projects can make a big difference too! The links below provide guidance for communities and developers considering large-scale LID projects, as well as handy ideas for reducing your impact around the home.

For more information on low-impact development, or if you are an area contractor that provides LID-consistent services, contact Tom Martin at HCPC.